Thai National Parks

1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai (Group tour)

We currently don't offer this package/service until further notice.

(We currently don't offer this package until further notice)

This 1-day group tour is both wildlife and scenic oriented. You will join other tourists to visit some of popular destinations of Khao Yai National Park.

Minimum 4 people will be required to start a tour. Unlike the other tour operators in the area offering much larger groups, our groups are limited in size, not exceeding 6 people. We believe that a smaller group size is more optimal for wildlife watching.

What?

A 1-day group tour in Khao Yai includes hiking, safari drives and a visit to a waterfall. A mix of wildlife watching and enjoying scenery.

Itinerary

Following itinerary is an example of a typical day. The guide might occasionally take the freedom to decide for small changes based on better chances for wildlife watching or depending on (in)accessibility of certain attractions.

Typically, the daytrip starts with a drive looking for wildlife like gibbons, hornbills, macaques and other animals along the road. Afterwards we head to a trail to set out on a jungle hike to learn more about the forest inhabitants and the plantlife. After the included lunch break, we will head to one of Khao Yai's beautiful waterfalls.

Afterwards, we will continue by safari driving to check the various saltlicks and foraging areas where potentially elephants or other animals may show up.

Where & When?

This trip departs from Pak Chong and can be booked all year-round. Pak Chong can be reached by public transport from Bangkok, but due to the fixed starting time, one is required to stay overnight in the area prior the tour. But returning by public transport right after the trip is possible. Our guide will drop you at the bus stop in that case.

We will inform you about possible pick up locations (not all hotels are within pick-up range).

Suggestion: Hello Hostel is a new budget hostel within walking distance from both the railway station and the bus/ minivan stops. We offer free pick up service from this location. Click here to book Hello Hostel.

If you are interested in a private transfer by taxi or minivan from e.g. Bangkok, just let us know!

How much?

You'll be accompanied by a guide and join in with other tourists. A minimum number of 4 participants is required before the tour can take off. In case the minimum is not reached we keep the right to cancel the tour. In such an unfortunate case, of course you will get the option to either get the deposit refunded, or we can decide on a bit higher rate based on the group size that allows continuation of the tour.

Unlike most other group tours on offer in the area, we have decided on a maximum group size of 6 people to keep the groups small enough to avoid spoiling the jungle adventure feeling.

We currently don't offer this package/service until further notice.

Important note

Please confirm with us before booking a hotel in Khao Yai area as we don't offer pickup if your hotel is too far away. Or because some hotel owners don't like their guests to be picked up by tour operators.

Expand to see the list of some popular hotels we pick up from

Group size Rate per person
1 and up 2,000 THB

Tour rates include:

  • Entrance fees (400 THB per person)
  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Transportation
  • Drinking water
  • Leech protection socks

Reviews from our guests

We appreciate your feedback after the tour when booking with us.

Rated 5/5 based on 6 customer reviews
About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai (Group tour)

By: , Spain | posted Mon 2 Oct, 2017

5/5 stars

We loved the jungle tour! Our guide was excellent and very patient with us. We saw a great deal of animals thanks to him. We had a great time. Thank you!

Tour operator's response

Thanks Cristina!

Glad to hear you had a great time.

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai (Group tour)

By: , United States | posted Sat 9 Sep, 2017

5/5 stars

My tour was awesome!! Even though I only signed up for a day trip - everything went really smoothly, including the taxi pick-up, the tour itself, and the taxi drive back to Bangkok. I felt I was really able to see a good glimpse of the wildlife in the park and the hike was stunning. Thanks to my tour guide for being so awesome at spotting animals and a great experience overall!!

Tour operator's response

Thanks Jennifer!

Good to hear about your good experience.

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai (Group tour)

By: , China | posted Sat 26 Aug, 2017

5/5 stars

It was a lovely day in the national park.

The walk through the wild was the highlight of the day for me, I wish it would have last longer, but not everyone is comfortable walking in the mud through the vines.

The park is big, as a result we spent a significant amount of time in the car, on the road.

I would also have liked to get more information from the guide, about the wild life, about tips on where to look for interesting sight, how to spot wild animal etc.

A good day nevertheless.

Tour operator's response

Dear Adam,

Thank you for sharing your feedback.

Yes, with a group tour it is not as flexible to change the itinerary. It is easier with a private tour when our guides can more adapt to the preference of the guests.

Also, because we tend to focus on wildlife watching, generally speaking the driving offers the better chances for bigger wildlife because more distance is covered. Obviously it is nature so there are never guarantees, but our experience has learned that e.g. results to spot elephants increases significantly when driving. Being a highlight species, we do our best to give the guests the best chance.

Am a little surprised to hear the guide did not share enough information about the wildlife. He is very knowledgeable and we usually get to hear different opinions on this matter from guests that have joined him on a trip.

About tips on how to spot the animals, I guess that is the secret of the guide ;-)

That is something very hard to explain. Especially in jungles like in Thailand, it is so 3-dimensional and animals can literally be anywhere, and yet often are so well camouflaged that one can stand in front of it, and still not actually notice it.

But next time, don't hesitate to ask such questions ;-)

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai (Group tour)

By: , Singapore | posted Fri 11 Aug, 2017

5/5 stars

Hi there,

It was a really nice experience exploring the national park with our guide! I think his nickname is Beer?

Both the driver and Beer are really nice and helpful. They tried to show us as many animals as possible, and Beer is really good at spotting the animals.

We enjoyed ourselves a lot!

Tour operator's response

Thanks Wei Qian for your review!

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai (Group tour)

By: , United States | posted Sat 22 Jul, 2017

5/5 stars

We really enjoyed our day long hike. We saw lots of animals because our guide was excellent at spotting them. My only suggestion would be to better explain what our day is going to be like e.g. how long the morning hike is, the different afternoon walks. We got tired after the first hike, but were relieved that the afternoon was much lighter.

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai (Group tour)

By: , Belgium | posted Wed 19 Jul, 2017

5/5 stars

The national park was very nice. We had a friendly and enthousiast guide who showed us all around, so I would recommend doing a tour.

Tour details in short:

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Type: Group tour
  • Price: 2,000 THB per person
  • Group size: min.4, max.6 people
  • Grade: Easy
  • Transport: Safari vehicle
  • Start: 8 - 8:30 a.m.
  • End: 6 - 7 p.m.

What to bring:

  • Long trousers
  • Rain clothing
  • Sweater or light jacket
  • Hiking or sport shoes
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunblock lotion